Friday, October 7, 2011


With heavy hearts, we report the passing of our friend 'Molly,' who hailed from McLean, Virginia.  Long-time readers of The Long and Short of it All will remember reading about this sweet gal way back in December of 2009.   Her human, Melinda Fancher, writes of her beloved one:

Dear Joey,

I was so saddened by Maggie's passing, but am glad to see the blog is back up and running.

My sweet little Molly passed away suddenly, at just 8 1/2, on September 21, 2011. She was diagnosed with IMHA, a blood disorder, on Tuesday, September 20, so losing her was a complete shock. There is a line from a Lyle Lovett song, "she wasn't good, but she had good intentions." Molly was always a bit mischievous and never let the opportunity for a good time go to waste. She had an intense love for playing with balls and destroying stuffed toys. She was a true friend to my mother when she was terminally ill, sitting quietly in my mom's lap in her final hours. I was lucky to have been her friend.

She was a grand Dachshund. 

We're so saddened with the passing of Molly and many of our Dachshund friends over the last few weeks and months.  It was painful to read about them in the comments of Maggie's passing, every single one touched our hearts.  Now, it's really time for all this to just stop.  Hug your furry friends tight and live in the moment like all dogs do, because these wonderful little animals are often with us for such a short time.


Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss of little Molly, she is so cute. Yes Carson u are so right, hug our fur babies as often as possible, we never know whats to happen next. Your friends from Que. Canada

Alicia said...

Our condolences to Melinda and all her family who loved Molly, the adorable grand dachshund in their lives. If we could all "never let the opportunity for a good time go to waste."

Anonymous said...

so sorry for the loss of your beloved Molly...I send you hugs and Baron sends you sweet dachshund kisses

Anonymous said...

Our prayers and thoughts for Molly's family. For Joey and Carson, thank you again for sharing so much of your time and your self to bring all us who love Dachshunds together through your blog.

Baxter, Baxter's Mom & Dad

Korinnefalo said...

I can't even imagine losing either of mine. :(

I wasn't sure where to post this, but maybe you guys can put this in a upcoming blogpost. This poor girl has gone through so much.

As it says, they posted a blog with details about her injuries.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Carson, and thanks to those who posted her. I appreciate the kind notes. Our dogs teach us so much, especially that life is short. -- Melinda

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